Boyskout

Boyskout

BandAlternativePunk

If some CBGB's Frankenstein had managed, circa 1977, to transplant Patti Smith's sensibility into Blondie's garage-band pop, the result would have sounded something like BoySkout's "School of Etiquette." Washington Post Review

Biography

In 2003 the ladies of Boyskout met up with acclaimed Bay Area producer Jeff Salzman (Stephen Malkumus, Killers, Will Oldham) who recorded their debut album 'School of Etiquette', which came out in 2004 on Alive Records (Black Keys, Two Gallants). The album garnered critical praise, such as: "If some CBGB's Frankenstein had managed, circa 1977, to transplant Patti Smith's sensibility into Blondie's garage-band pop, the result would have sounded something like BoySkout's "School of Etiquette."- Mark Jenkins, Washington Post. After a successful Austin appearance at South By Southwest in 2006, the band turned there attention to recording a follow-up to 'School of Etiquette'. They enlisted the help of acclaimed Producers David Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, The Mars Volta, Jimmy Eat World) and Donny Newenhouse (Film School, The Coachwhips). The result far exceeds their previous work, prompting San Francisco Bay Guardian journalist Tomas Palermo to write: "The songs I've heard… are as refreshing as local underground music can get."

Lyrics

Back to Bed

Written By: Boyskout/Leslie Satterfield

Lyrics to Baby Come Back to Bed
Boyskout

I am Napolean and you are my Josephine.
I’ll start a revolution for your love.
I am your Romeo and you are my Juliet.
I’ll swallow poison if you swallow first.
Turn off the tv and turn up the radio
I think I’m in love with you
think I’m in love with you

Baby come back to bed
You know you want to
Baby come back to bed
I’ll make you feel so good.
Baby come back to bed
I’ll make you feel so good
Baby come back to bed.

If I were James Dean, darling you’d play my leading role
of temptress desire, collector of hearts.
Pictures of your face across the screen of my mind
The shape of your pout,
the sound of your laugh.
Reach out to touch
Feel these quivers rush through
Want you so much
Oh baby, come back to bed

Baby come back to bed
You know you want to
Baby come back to bed
I’ll make you feel so good.
Baby come back to bed
I’ll make you feel so good
Baby come back to bed.

Forbidden love
The taste runs sweetly in the distance
I can hear them calling
call, call, calling our names

Baby come back to bed
You know you want to
Baby come back to bed

Identity

Written By: Boyskout/Leslie Satterfield

Identity

Another case of identity
Find the one that’s inside of me
Find a lover to fill your needs
For a little while

Hypnotize Mezmorize
Give it all
Scandalize Agonize
Show it all

Oh sweet sweet sweet sweet little girl
I still want you
For a little while

Another Case of identity
Caught by your style and my fantasy
Come on she says you know me
Come and tell me who you want to be
For a little

Secrets

Written By: Boyskout/Leslie Satterfield

Lyrics for “Secrets”
Boyskout

She told you all my secrets
She knew them all so well
She told you all my secrets
She knew them much too well

And we’ve never really spoken
But sometimes I see you riding on a bike
On a bike, with a boy
Riding bikes with some boy

She told you all my secrets
She promised not to tell
She told you all my secrets
She swore she’d never tell

And we’ve never really spoken
But I’ve asked your friends what you’re like
Kind of sweet and kind of shy
A clever girl, but oh so shy

She told you all my secrets
Yes, there’s nothing left to hide
She told you all my secrets
No, there’s nothing left to hide

In a perfect world,
You’d be laughing here by my side
But her style, so much like his
With black frames, such a shame

What are you doing later on?
What are you doing later on?
What are you doing later on?
What are you doing later on?

Happy Yet?

Written By: Boyskout

Greg says you’re a good egg but I think you’re a cracked egg
Standing on
Your last leg

Out with the boys on Sunday
Can’t go back now it’s Monday
And you’re wondering what went wrong
Because you thought you’d be happy
You thought by now you’d be happy

There is always the back door if you can’t get in
Shelia says you’re a real whore
Now is that such a sin

Out with the boys on Sunday
Can’t go back now it’s Monday
And you’re wondering what went wrong
Because you thought you’d be happy
You thought by now you’d be happy

They say you’re an angel
But there’s another side
Sitting in your living room
Nobodies home
They say you’re an angel
But there’s another side
Sitting in your living room
Nobodies home

You went Out with the boys on Sunday
Can’t go back now it’s Monday
And you’re wondering what went wrong
Because you thought you’d be happy
You thought by now you’d be happy

Blind Eye

Written By: Boyskout

Poetry
I’ve read your
Portrait of a dreamer
Who works late night
Collecting alibis
He dresses like T-Rex

Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind eye
Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind eye
Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind mans eye

Now your old man wears slippers
Says he took them from a stripper
Named Liza Light
Lives in the neighborhood
She says it feels good
To believe
It’s all right

Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind eye
Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind eye
Turn a blind eye
Turn a turn a blind mans eye

Do you remember last winter
You drew a picture of a boy
He called religion a holly mother
Who drinks whisky
To kill the time

Fantastic

Written By: Boyskout

Do you have another life?
We’re sitting alone are you there
I know that you know the difference when the passion takes hold
Takes control

It’s all coming back now
It’s all coming back now

You called it all Fantastic
You called it all Fantastic

Do you have another life?
You never say it how you mean and I know that you know the difference
When the passion takes hold of your dream
So we got in the car and we drove
Down the streets of open desire and I thought that my heart would explode
There was no turning back no home no road

You called it all Fantastic
We didn’t know but I swear it was
We didn’t know but I swear it was love
You called it all Fantastic

Found you sleeping
Under a golden sun
Now you tell me that you want me
I tell you I feel the same

It’s all coming back now
No turning back now

We didn’t know but I swear it was
We didn’t know but I swear it was love
You called it all Fantastic
You called it all Fantastic
We didn’t know but I swear it was
We didn’t know but I swear it was love
You called it all Fantastic
You called it all Fantastic

Discography

"Another Life" released 2006 on Three Ring Records
"School of Etiquitte" released 2004 on Alive Records & 2005 on Cargo Germany
"Secrets/Pictures for the Moon" 7' single released on Isota Records 2003
Girl Monster Chick On Speed Label September 2006
Various Compilations..

Set List

Spotlight
Suicide
Fantastic
Jesse James
Secrets
Happy Yet?
Back to Bed
Blind Eye
Lobby Boys
You're Not around
current covers include:
The Model by Kraftwerk